respiratory
COPD

Oxygen misadventure leads to macabre death

A COPD patient suffered a “horrific” death after mainline oxygen supply was connected to his urinary catheter, causing his abdomen to blow up “like a balloon”. It should have been a straightforward treat-and-discharge scenario when Stephen Herczeg presented for a urinary tract infection at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in South Australia’s Woodville. But instead the ...

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